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Eye-Opening Documentaries

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 14, 2013 12:00 AM
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The sheer number of documentaries being made, and released, these days is daunting and some are truly out of the ordinary. (Photo Courtesy of The Girls in the Band)

The Square

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 5, 2013 3:12 PM
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Jehane Noujaim's "The Square" is a riveting, eye-opening experience, told with empathy and immediacy.

Not Yet Begun To Fight

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 1, 2013 12:02 AM
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This is not a slickly packaged reality-show experience. Through the filmmakers, Shasta Grenier and Sabrina Lee, we become witnesses to an evolutionary process.

Casting By

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 1, 2013 12:00 AM
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the formation of a Casting Directors’ branch, just as Tom Donahue’s outstanding documentary "Casting By" is building an audience.

Bridegroom

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 18, 2013 12:03 AM
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Bloodworth Thomason's film is effective because it tells one couple’s story and allows it to implicitly represent thousands of others.

AKA Doc Pomus

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 4, 2013 12:02 AM
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Did you know that the enduring rock ‘n’ roll ballad “Save the Last Dance For Me” was written by someone who could not dance? Stricken with polio at the age of 6, Jerome Felder spent much of his life on crutches or in a wheelchair.

Men At Lunch

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 4, 2013 12:00 AM
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"Men At Lunch" is a rich and resonant piece of work.

Inequality For All

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 27, 2013 1:12 PM
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Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich is a popular author and pundit, but in "Inequality for All," filmmaker Jacob Kornbluth shows us Reich as a charismatic teacher at U.C. Berkeley.

Casting Directors Take The Spotlight

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 1, 2013 12:00 AM
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the formation of a Casting Directors’ branch, just as HBO is set to debut Tom Donahue’s outstanding documentary "Casting By" on Monday, August 5.

Stories We Tell

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 10, 2013 12:05 AM
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I have a soft spot for Sarah Polley, as I’ve watched her grow up onscreen; my daughter and I used to watch her on TV as "Ramona" when she was 9 years old.

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